Asia's Cauldron

Asia's Cauldron

The South China Sea and the End of A Stable Pacific

eBook - 2014
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In Asia's Cauldron, Robert D. Kaplan offers up a vivid snapshot of the nations surrounding the South China Sea, the conflicts brewing in the region at the dawn of the twenty-first century, and their implications for global peace and stability. One of the world's most perceptive foreign policy experts, Kaplan interprets America's interests in Asia in the context of an increasingly assertive China. He explains how the region's unique geography fosters the growth of navies but also impedes aggression. And he draws a striking parallel between China's quest for hegemony in the South China Sea and the United States' imperial adventure in the Caribbean more than a century ago.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780812994339
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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SEBoiko
Nov 25, 2014

the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.

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SEBoiko
Nov 25, 2014

U.S. presence is needed for a free maritime climate in the South China Sea.

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SEBoiko
Nov 25, 2014

The fact is that East Asia is all about trade and business.

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SEBoiko
Nov 25, 2014

Soft power is only relevant after you have developed hard power.

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Dec 05, 2015

A relatively short journalistic type of book. Most of the chapters focus on one particular country that has a claim to part of the South East Asian sea, and especially how that claim conflicts with Chinese power grabbing and aggression in the region.

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SEBoiko
Nov 25, 2014

It is not only location and energy reserves that promise to give the South China Sea critical geostrategic importance, it is the territorial disputes surrounding these waters,...

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Nov 25, 2014

The complexity of the issues mitigates against an overall solution, so China simply waits until it becomes stronger.

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